|NGO Services Represent not-for-profit organizations that are not government or publically owned but provide a service that significantly enhances community life in Winkler. They are primarily funded by its community partners through fundraising. Winkler has many organizations that support the well-being of our local residents or people serving in other countries. Below you will find information about the services provided by these organizations.|
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BIG BROTHER’S BIG SISTERS
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morden-Winkler has been creating friendships since 1976. We started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and grew to include Big Sisters in 1984. A variety of different programs have been added over the years to continue the magic of building friendships.
Our most recent program development has been the In School Mentoring program. Building friendships in the school setting began with a few mentors in 2000, and has grown to mentors being placed in 6 schools.
In the fall of 2005, we implemented a Teen Mentoring Program, where grade 11 and 12 students are matched with elementary school students.
|The Winkler Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Thrift Shop works in partnership with M.C.C. Manitoba in its mission to respond to human needs throughout the world while sharing God’s love and compassion.|
|Volunteers are a valued resource in this organization. By volunteering, people use their time and talents while contributing to the worthy cause. You can assist by volunteering, shopping or donating clothing, household articles, furniture, etc., donations need to be clean, preferably sorted and in a good state of repair.|
|To shop or volunteer visit us at 325 4th St., Winkler, Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or contact us at 204-325-9770 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MCC Low German Mennonite Services (LGMS) assists Low German Mennonites (LGM) arrving in Manitoba with documentation and access to community services, helping them settle in the community. We are also a resource to the community, interpreting the LGM culture/religion to service providers and churches.|
WINKLER HERITAGE SOCIETY
|The Winkler Heritage Society was organized in 1999.|
|Address: 185 Main Street, Winkler, MB R6W 1B4; FAX 204-325-5915|
|Membership in the Winkler Heritage Society is open to all residents of Winkler and surrounding district. Annual individual membership is $20 or $30/married couple if both wish to be enrolled. Members receive the quarterly newsletter, Heritage Happenings. As for the Winkler Heritage Society, its purposes are largely realized through its two departments, the Archives and the Museum.|
|Goals and objectives are:|
|■ Recognition and awareness of early pioneers and of the history of Winkler.|
|■ Establishing a museum or heritage house for the preservation of artifacts.|
|■ Identification of heritage sites.|